Consil is an independent firm of chartered surveyors and consultants specialising in rights to light, daylight and sunlight amenity and party wall advice. 

Our consultancy advice is tailored to suit each client's individual strategy and project. We guarantee delivery of our technical work and advice within agreed timescales and will not compromise on the delivery of our services. Our advice is direct, jargon-free and commercial. 


We always work collaboratively with design teams to provide commercial advice and ensure neighbourly issues are understood and managed effectively.

Paul Smith

Paul has been a chartered surveyor since 2002 and was national head of building consultancy at GL Hearn from 2006 until the business was sold in 2015. 


Paul served on GL Hearn’s Main Board from 2011-2015.  He is a leading neighbourly matters adviser and has specialised in this area since 2000.

Ian Smith

Ian qualified as a chartered surveyor in 2007 and has specialised in neighbourly matters since qualifying. Ian advises both developers and neighbours to development throughout London and the UK, working on a wide range of projects from residential and commercial developments to town centre regeneration and estate renewal projects. Ian worked at GL Hearn from 2007 to 2018, becoming a Director in 2014.